Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Diesel Engines III

 Title Abbreviation:   DIESEL ENGINES III

 Department:    DSL

 Course #:    204

 Credits:    13

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    16.5

 CIP:    470605

 EPC:    775

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Continuation of DSL 203. Introduction to vehicle computer systems. Emphasis on electronically controlled fuel systems on Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, and International-Navistar engines. Covers tune-ups and diagnostics using PC based troubleshooting software. Preventative maintenance summary.


Prerequisite: DSL 203 with a "D" or higher; WMATH 100 with a "D" or higher or concurrent enrollment.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 66

Lab: 154

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Use diagnostic software to communicate with electronic engines.
  2. Follow Original Equipment Manufacturer's (OEM) troubleshooting trees on computer.
  3. PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL: Demonstrate an ability to arrive on time and be prepared to go to work at the appointed time.
  4. PROGRAM OUTCOME: Demonstrate an ability to arrive on time and be prepared to go to work at the appointed time.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2018 and affects outlines for 2019 and later.


Definition: Interact with humans and the environment informed by an understanding of equity.

Course Contents

  1. Introduction to Insite software.
  2. Introduction to Mack V-Mac.
  3. Introduction to Caterpillar ET software.
  4. Introduction to Detroit-Diesel DDDL software.
  5. Introduction to International-Navistar Master Diagnostics software.
  6. Cummins Celect and CAPS fuel systems familiarity.